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Lists of UNESCO World Heritage Site of India – Part V

Continuing our journey of the Indian Subcontinent we will relive some really fascinating heritage sites of the country. India is a culturally rich country. People from different religions, castes and ethnic groups reside in our country adding to its vibrancy and diversity. Each ethnic group in our country has its own tale of origin and its set of unique traditions and culture.

 

Hoot…Hoot…fasten your seat belts!

 

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List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India – Part IV

First of all I would like to apologise for writing after a long gap of three days. I know today is the last day of UNESCO World Heritage Week and we still have to cover a lot of Indian Heritage Sites. I was debating on whether I should cram all of them together in one post but then it won’t do them justice. So, instead of wrapping up the series today, as it originally should have, I will continue it for three more days. Hope you guys are enjoying exploring India’s Heritage with me.

Each of the sites that we have discussed and those we will discuss in the coming days deserve a dedicated lengthy write-up. I hope I will be able to write them in detail in future, but for now I hope this much of information suffices. So continuing with our story:

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Rain Rain…

The first drops of heavenly nectar fall freely from the dark grey clouds leaving the soil wet, the trees green, the air fresh with the natural fragrance and the breeze cool. The farmers rejoice at last and the plough is employed, the bulls thrust through the wet earth. Sadly, now the mangoes will disappear There is a new freshness and enthusiasm in the atmosphere. Continue reading Rain Rain…

Sion my love…my pride. Thank you for everything!

Sion. I hated my topic for Surface Exploration Project in Modern Archaeology. I was absolutely certain there won’t be anything unique or interesting about the sleepy town of Sion. And boy…how wrong was I!

My research project on Sion was a huge success and has been the turning point of my life. Quite literally. From getting my research published in Bombay Local History Society’s Journal to conducting a Heritage Walk for UNESCO, Sion has given me a lot of triumphs!

ये एक पोस्ट मेरे सायन के नाम…Here’s a sneak-peek into Sion!
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Ten Commandments of Mumbai Locals #2

Mumbai locals, a much clichéd topic in a Mumbaikar’s life! Nearly everyone has at least once travelled in the cramp packed ‘life-line’ of Mumbai. Spread over 465 kilometres, the suburban railway operates 2,342 train services and carries more than 7.5 million commuters daily. It is one of the busiest commuter rail systems in the world! Continue reading Ten Commandments of Mumbai Locals #2

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Timeless Moments..

What a day today! It’s raining cats and dogs all over Maharashtra and as the ‘life line’ of Mumbai had crumbled, I’m sure most of us would have spent a beautiful day at home, enjoying these torrential rains! Well..I had an amazing day most certainly.
I got stuck, paddled my way through the railway tracks which were waterlogged, made some new friends and finally got home by afternoon. And the rest of the day was very cosy and relaxed. I got to spend time with my family and we played board games! It was amazing and this has inspired me..hope you guys like it 🙂
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Ten Commandments of the Mumbai locals!

Mumbai locals, a much cliched topic in a Mumbaikar’s life! Nearly everyone has at least once traveled in the cramp packed ‘life-line’ of Mumbai.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the trains are more like a battle field! You have to charge inside bellowing your battle cries “chala chala laukar uttra” ( alight fast) or “andar jao na!” (Go inside). And likewise you have to be armed with your strong will, your elbows and anything and everything that might help you to cut your way across the ‘enemy line’ (people who are standing in the door to alight at the next station). Continue reading Ten Commandments of the Mumbai locals!